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Botanical Name:                   Thymus vulgaris

Synonym:                              Red thyme

Botanical Family:                  Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country of Origin:                 Spain and Mediterranean

Plant Part:                             leaves and flowering tops

Extraction Method:               Steam distillation

Characteristics:                    Sweet, tangy, herbaceous

Antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericide, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge

Chemical Constituents:      
α-thujene, α-pinene, camphene, β-pinene, p-cymene, α-terpinene, linalool, borneol, β-caryophyllene, thymol, carvacrol, geraniol




Mind & Spirit:                                   


  • Aids concentration and memory
  • Strengthens nerves, combats fatigue, anxiety and depression
  • Lifts spirits
  • Releases mental blockages and trauma.




  • Ideal for treating colds, coughs, sore throats, bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma 
  • Raises low BP
  • Relieves pain associated with rheumatism, arthritis, gout and sciatica. 


Contraindications:                May cause skin irritation, not to be used with High BP.

Note:                                     Top to middle

Odour Intensity:                    Un-referred

Blends well with:                 
Bergamot, cajeput, cedarwood, chamomile, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, rosemary, tea tree



Ancient Egyptians used thyme for embalming.  The Romans and Greeks used it for medicinal purposes.  Hippocrates recommended infusions of the herb to be drunk at the end of banquets for digestive purposes.  The Romans used it to dispel melancholy and promote bravery.

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